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TORONTO 2016

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European films invited to leap across the pond to Toronto

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- New films from Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Katell Quillévéré and Bertrand Bonello will compete in the Platform section, while the festival will also host the latest titles by Ben Wheatley and Nacho Vigalondo

European films invited to leap across the pond to Toronto
Daguerrotype by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

After the first wave of announcements of titles selected for the Toronto International Film Festival (including the international premieres of The Secret Scripture [+see also:
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, Their Finest [+see also:
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, A United Kingdom [+see also:
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, The Oath [+see also:
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and Orpheline [+see also:
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- read more), a generous sprinkling of new European films has been added to the mix. 

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The prestigious festival, which will take place between 8 and 18 September, has revealed the films selected for screening in its Platform section, the only juried section of the event. The chosen films will compete for a single prize of $25,000 CAD, awarded last year to Hurt, the Canadian documentary by Alan Zweig. One highlight is the first European production from Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, entitled Daguerrotype [+see also:
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. Starring Tahar Rahim, Constance Rousseau and Olivier Gourmet, the film is a co-production between France, Belgium and Japan. The Gallic offering is rounded off by Bertrand Bonello’s much-anticipated Nocturama [+see also:
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, also screening in the official selection at San Sebastián, and Heal the Living [+see also:
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, from Katell Quillévéré, set to feature shortly afterwards in Venice’s Horizon section. Layla M [+see also:
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. (Netherlands/Belgium/Germany/Jordan), from the hand of Dutch director Mijke de Jong, is gearing up for its world premiere in this section; as is Lady Macbeth [+see also:
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by William Oldroyd(United Kingdom), also competing in San Sebastián. Belgian director Fien Troch completes the European delegation with her drama Home [+see also:
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. It too has been selected for Horizon. 

The programme for the other sections of the Festival is taking shape as well. Free Fire [+see also:
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, an action thriller from British director Ben Wheatley starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy and Armie Hammer, and the closing film at the BFI London Film Festival, has been confirmed for Midnight Madness. Also screening in this section will be the opening film from Locarno, Colm McCarthy’s The Girl With All the Gifts [+see also:
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, which features a cast including Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Glen Close, and Raw [+see also:
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, by Julia Ducournau, which was very well-received in Cannes earlier this year. In the Vanguard Section, Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo will be presenting Colossal [+see also:
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, a co-production with Canada starring Anne Hathaway. Joining him will be Fabrice du Welz (Belgium) and his revenge thriller Message from the King [+see also:
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(USA/United Kingdom/Belgium). Vanguard audiences will also be able to catch Prevenge [+see also:
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, directed by the United Kingdom’s Alice Lowe; Without Name [+see also:
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, from emerging Irish filmmaker Lorcan Finnegan; Blind Sun [+see also:
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from Joyce A. Nashawati, now settled in France; and, from Mexico, Amat Escalante’s high-profile drama The Untamed [+see also:
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- an ambitious co-production involving Mexico, France, Germany, Norway and Denmark.

Finally, Toronto’s documentary section, TIFF Docs, will offer an array of titles. Among them will be: Into the Inferno [+see also:
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, the latest film from Werner Herzog, working with leading volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer (United Kingdom/Austria); Close Relations [+see also:
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,presented by Vitaly Mansky (Lithuania/Germany/Estonia/Ukraine); I Called Him Morgan [+see also:
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, by Kasper Collin (Sweden/USA); The War Show [+see also:
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, from Andreas Dalsgaard and Obaidah Zytoon (Denmark/Finland/Syria); I Am Not Your Negro, by Raoul Peck (USA/France/Belgium/Switzerland); Politics, Instruction Manual, from Spain’s Fernando León de Aranoa; Bezness as Usual, directed by Alex Pitstra (The Netherlands); and Gaza Surf Club, from Philip Gnadt and Mickey Yamine (Germany).

(Translated from Spanish)

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